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Jamaica: Crime and double standards

Discussing crime in Jamaica — which had some 1,700 murders in 2005 — LandFall identifies the tendency to “compartmentalize behaviour” as one of the main culprits, and points out a number of common double standards, including relaxed attitudes towards rape and incest and the condoning of violence against gays.

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